The Seated Boxer Analysis

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Power and Pathos Essay The Seated Boxer, 300-200 B.C.E. is a work that may look as if the statue emanates power, but in actuality, emanates pity and sadness when examined more closely. This work of art was created during the Hellenistic era where Greek art displayed dramatic, detailed expression art. The Seated Boxer expresses this same sort of art from the Hellenistic era as the sculptor etched intricate details to the Seated Boxer from the details on its face, to its entire posture that it has been sculpted in. Greek classical art, such as The Warrior, has been known to display perfection of the works of art and emanates the theme of power from its posture to its expression that it displays. The theme of pathos is more associated with a somber theme, such as Epigonos, where the works of art evokes a sense of empathy from the viewers as they examine its details, emotions, and the general feeling it expresses. This theme is expressed further in works of arts when viewers themselves can feel sadness and pity from it. The Seated Boxer clearly shows and represents the theme of pathos as viewers who look at it can feel how it expresses sadness rather …show more content…

Works of art that displays pathos gives off a sense off pity and sadness that the viewers can tell due to its expression and posture. The Seated Boxer exhibits the theme of pathos as it gives off a feeling of empathy from those who view it. The Seated Boxer's emotions look of exhaustion and slouched posture gives off a defeated, former shell of the boxer. It displays a somber tone where the physically fit boxer looks exhausted, both physically and mentally, to where it looks pitiful and sad in the viewer's eyes. This work of art is associated with the theme of pathos as viewers who look upon the Seated Boxer look at it not with awe or respect, but with pity and sadness for the exhausted

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